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Iowa ceases participation in summer EBT program for kids

Posted on AllSides December 26th, 2023
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DES MOINES — The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Iowa Department of Education announced they will continue to support Iowa children eligible for food assistance year-round by enhancing and expanding already existing childhood nutrition programs and have notified the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that Iowa will not participate in the 2024 Summer Electronic Benefits Transfer for Children, or Summer EBT, program. The Summer EBT program was started during the COVID-19 pandemic by the federal government in response to rising food insecurity at the time. It...

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